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Pistol

FX on Hulu, May 31, 2022

Jun 10, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

Music-based biopics, or series are often (but crucially, not always) a dodgy proposition. While a few have been terrific, many of them are poorly acted, stretch the truth one too many times for dramatic effect, and often miss what made whatever made, or makes, the artist great in the first place. This semi-authorized series, based on guitarist Steve Jones’ autobiography Lonely Boy, falls somewhere in the middle.

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Physical (Season Two)

Apple TV+, June 3, 2022

Jun 03, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

There are a lot of roadblocks before Sheila gets everything she is working for and none of them are rehashes of those she navigated in Season 1. This is a brand-new hell for Sheila, with enough redemptions along the way to keep you rooting for her.

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Hacks (Season Two)

HBO Max, May 12, 2022

May 11, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

The multiple-award-winning comedy with brilliant writing and flawless cast picks up right where it left off in its second season without missing a comedic beat.

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I Love That For You

Showtime, April 29, 2022

Apr 29, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

Vanessa Bayer’s seven years of awkward character sketches on Saturday Night Live misfire in the Emmy-nominated actor’s first series, I Love That for You. which has all the qualities of a classic workplace sitcom.

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Ten Percent

Sundance Now/AMC+/BBC America, April 29, 2022

Apr 27, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

Restrained is the one-word summary for the eight-episode first season of Ten Percent, which would love be to Entourage meets Extras. Sadly, it’s not nearly cutthroat enough for the former and not even remotely funny enough to be the latter.

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Our Flag Means Death

HBO Max, March 3, 2022

Apr 26, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

​Time to catch up with Rhys Darby’s and Taika Waititi’s critically acclaimed series that is rooted in romance that is nuanced and proudly queer.

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We Own This City

HBO Max, April 25, 2022

Apr 25, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

Fourteen years after wrapping his groundbreaking series The Wire, David Simon returns to Baltimore with this gritty crime drama centered around the underlying motivation of a shockingly corrupt plainclothes Baltimore police squad, where feds investigate the badged wrongdoers, while local bureaucrats dither about how to respond.

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Barry (Season Three)

HBO, April 24, 2022

Apr 24, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

It would be an understatement to say the new season of Barry starts off with a bang. The best gag from the HBO dramedy’s new episodes involves the titular aspiring actor by day, mob hitman by night fiddling with a cutesy phone app for a deadly bomb. It’s an explosive satire of our relationship to tech in 2022.

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A Very British Scandal

Prime Video, April 22, 2022

Apr 22, 2022 TV Web Exclusive

Scandal is never as delicious as when it is upper-class British. Based on the notorious real-life divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in 1963, the three-episode A Very British Scandal ticks all the soap-y, and the reality show boxes.

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